Secondary School

Secondary School

With a focus on academic rigour, personal growth, and community impact, ACEA secondary schools provide a nurturing environment where students thrive as compassionate leaders ready to make a difference in the world.

At ACEA’s secondary school level, our curriculum integrates, weaving together themes from Science or Social Studies with our reading series. This interdisciplinary approach allows students to explore connections between subjects and deepen their understanding of complex topics.

Within our safe and supportive environment, ACEA prioritizes each student’s spiritual, academic, and personal growth. Our commitment to excellence empowers students to develop into adaptable, compassionate leaders who actively contribute to their communities.

At ACEA, we instil responsibility and accountability in our secondary students by requiring them to procure their textbooks. While exercise books are provided at school, parents receive a comprehensive booklist before the school year’s commencement. We prioritize quality education by mandating the use of Mead Exercise books while prohibiting correction fluid, ensuring a focused and organized learning environment.

At ACEA, student advancement is earned through dedication and academic excellence. Achievement is assessed based on a Current Year Average of 60%, with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics and Language Arts.

Grade Nine (9) students are expected to excel in a minimum of five (5) BJC subjects, including Mathematics and English at grades A-C, for progression to Grade ten (10).

Summer School may be offered to support students in meeting promotion requirements. In the event of academic challenges, students are provided with opportunities for remediation before repeating a grade level once.

Upon fulfilling all academic standards, Grade 12 students receive a School Diploma, graded in categories of Distinction, Special Credit, Credit, and Pass. Graduation is contingent upon meeting these rigorous standards, reflecting ACEA’s commitment to excellence in education. Students not meeting these standards receive a Basic Diploma (Leaving Certificate) as they transition to the next phase of their educational journey.

Participation in Graduation Exercises is a culmination of students’ academic achievements and commitment to excellence. Requirements include maintaining a minimum Cumulative Average of 60% in Grades 11 and 12, alongside regular attendance and punctuality. Students are expected to fully engage in classes, activities, and assignments, attend external examinations, and complete 30 hours of community service. Participation in at least one extracurricular activity and adherence to all school rules and regulations are integral to graduation eligibility, reflecting ACEA’s holistic approach to student development.

We prioritize a structured and safe learning environment for our students. Our school hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with exceptions noted for Bishop Michael Eldon School), provide ample time for academic engagement and extracurricular activities. Punctuality is emphasized, with students expected to arrive before 8:25 a.m., and attendance is compulsory. Additionally, our commitment to student safety is evident in our policy that once students are on campus, they must remain until dismissal unless prior permission is granted by the principal, ensuring their well-being during school hours.